Abilene Christian University Information Services Operational Policy

Computer Names on the ACU Campus

Responsible Office
Technology Support Services

Audience
Faculty, Staff, and Students

Policy
As of October 1, 2003, all computers on the ACU campus will be labeled using the owner’s ACU domain username. Multiple computers will be named using the owners ACU domain username with an additional serialized numeral following. Computers used for student employees will be named according to the location, building, and room number. Computers named improperly will be disconnected from the network. Failure to correct the computer name will forfeit technical support for that user.

Overview of issue
Positive owner identification and location of computing devices attached to the ACU data network is difficult, time consuming, and resource intensive. Malfunctions or misuse of computing devices can result in widespread disruption of the data network and adversely affect campus users ability to work. Timeliness, ownership, and location are vital to effective management and resolution of computing issues.

Change Control
Revisions to this policy must be reviewed and approved by the CIO Cabinet.

Exemptions:
Official IS servers or special circumstances identified by IS.

Notification Tree:
The following individuals or offices should be notified prior to implementing changes to this policy: CIO Cabinet and the Security Administrator.

Effective Date: October 1, 2003
Expiration Date: None
Review Date: December 7, 2007

Policy Owner
Kay Reeves, Director Technology Support Services

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